Disappointed children lament "shambles" of a Fortnite festival

Like the immensely popular battle royale game it’s based on, a Fortnite-themed festival outside of Norwich, England only had enough room for one person out of a hundred to leave happy. Sued by the game’s creator—which, it should be noted, is eager to point out it “was not in any way associated with the event”—and…

Jeff Daniels makes Jimmy Fallon eat gross snacks while revealing what movie nearly made him quit 

Jeff Daniels might be clearing mantel space for the Tony he’s going to win for playing Atticus Finch in pal Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird, but life for the 64-year-old actor isn’t all crackling bread and Lane cakes. Telling Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s Tonight Show that Atticus’ crisp court…

Ariana Grande's latest album Thank U, Next has broken a ton of streaming records

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re one of the last remaining individuals who hasn’t checked out Ariana Grande’s latest album, a gang of shattered streaming records are here to assure you that yes, you likely are. Released less than six months after her critically embraced album Sweetener, Thank U, Next has…

Lydia Loveless details sexual harassment allegations against domestic partner of Bloodshot Records' head

Alt-country artist Lydia Loveless has detailed allegations of pervasive sexual harassment by Chicago musician Mark Panick, the domestic partner of Bloodshot Records co-founder Nan Warshaw. The singer, it appears, was emboldened to come forward after last week’s revelations regarding the alleged emotional abuse and…

The Newsroom might come back to finally fix journalism once and for all

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom was sort of a revisionist history-style take on current events, with Atlantis Cable News’ team of smart, ethical journalists consistently working to find the most accurate and even-handed way to report on events from the recent past like the killing of Osama Bin Laden. In an era…

Bo Burnham, Barry, and Nathan For You win big at a satisfying WGA Awards

Compared to the Emmys, Golden Globes and, presumably, next week’s Oscars, last night’s WGA Awards were a wildly—and satisfyingly—unpredictable affair. So much so, in fact, that several of the nominees, including Best Original Screenplay winner Bo Burnham and Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series winner Nathan Fielder,…

The latest to get booted from the Oscars ceremony: All those non-famous people

This year’s Academy Awards news cycle has been a merry-go-round of some of the most insufferable “will they or won’t they” tension that nobody asked for, from whether or not they’ll honor certain creators behind the camera (they will) to whether or not they’ll even have a host (they won’t). With just six days until…

Last Week Tonight returns to assert that, with Brexit, Britain has not yet begun to fuck itself

John Oliver returned on Sunday with Last Week Tonight, the answer to the question, “What does it feel like when a cheeky British man makes you laugh while imparting truly horrifying world news analysis?” (It apparently makes Emmy voters feel pretty good, actually.) Perhaps feeling a bit homesick for the land of his…

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